Thursday, December 17, 2009

Avante Garde

My girlfriend recently introduced me to a style called Avant Garde. I wasn't sure exactly what that phrase meant, so I asked the dictionary. defines it as "the advance group in any field, esp. in the visual, literary, or musical arts, whose works are characterized chiefly by unorthodox and experimental methods."
I came away from this thinking that Avant Garde just means "amateurish-on-purpose."
Many Google-images later, and much the wiser, I have not become convinced that Avant Garde is an "art form" (complete with quotes).
My definition was wrong only in that it was too kind.
Now I know, with proof, that Avant Garde means "weird and ugly on purpose."
And so I give to you, the blog-follower, the following posts all about Avant Garde hairstyles as examples of the movement as a whole.

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